ALBANY, N.Y. — Someone had to end their losing streak, and it was Niagara who got the job done. The Purple Eagles took down Quinnipiac 88-69 in the opening game of the MAAC tournament Thursday evening at the Times Union Center. Continue reading “Niagara Turns Tables On Quinnipiac With Big Second Half”
A New England team staged an improbable second half comeback thanks in part to questionable clock management by its opponent. No, this is not a Super Bowl summary. Continue reading “Quinnipiac 73, Fairfield 71: Bobcats Battle Back”
At the midpoint of the MAAC season, it’s worth examining where each team in the league stands and where they might end up over the next six weeks. Here is a team-by-team analysis based on the current standings, along with mid-season all-MAAC teams: Continue reading “MAAC Midpoint”
First drafts are usually full of flaws. Continue reading “Up-Tempo Experiment Falls Flat For Quinnipiac”
Manhattan shot 70.8% from the field in the second half as they erased a nine point halftime deficit and pulled away from Quinnipiac 84-77 Thursday night. Continue reading “Manhattan 84, Quinnipiac 77: Jaspers Turn Up The Pressure”
HAMDEN, Conn. – Tom Moore threw everything, including the kitchen sink in the form of a 1-3-1 at Canisius Sunday afternoon, but in the end, the story was the same, lots of missed shots in a frustrating 63-53 defeat, the Bobcats’ third straight defeat and sixth in seven games.
“We’re stuck in it,” Moore said. “More stuck in it than any other Quinnipiac team I’ve had here. We have resilient, tough kids, who are hurt and bruised by this offensive funk. But we have to keep working at it and we’ll eventually find ways to put a better offensive team on the floor.”
For the first time in six years, Monmouth finished a basketball game with more points than Quinnipiac. Continue reading “Monmouth 88, Quinnipiac 74: Three Bobcat Thoughts”
HAMDEN, Conn. – There was some bad Sunday afternoon, certainly, but in this holiday season, let’s focus on some good to start, shall we, namely Boston University senior John Papale.
Papale is only 120 miles away, so it’s hard to call a game against Quinnipiac a “homecoming”, but he did have his own cheering section Sunday, having grown up in nearby Wallingford (same hometown as former Sacred Heart point guard Phil Gaetano). He struggled for much of the afternoon, going 2-7 from three-point range, but in the end, he shared the team lead in points (13) and had some key plays down the stretch to seal the Terriers’ come-from-behind 64-57 victory, their second straight to draw even at 5-5 on the season.
The third time was the charm for Quinnipiac, as the Bobcats picked up their first victory of the season 62-56 over Holy Cross Sunday afternoon after faltering in their first two contests of the year. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 62, Holy Cross 56”
College basketball is finally upon us and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Connecticut 6 (CT6) basketball tournament, an event that allows the 6 mid-major Division I teams from the Nutmeg State to face off in three games. Continue reading “Awards and Observations From the Connecticut 6 Basketball Event”